Nvidia has released a brand new graphics card drive, albeit it a tiny bit late to qualify as a“day-1” Game Ready performance fix. They still call yesterday’s GeForce 419.67 WHQL GPU drive a Day 1 Game Ready driver for Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice though, a game that came out four days ago, so I think we’re slowly losing our grasp on the meanings of basic words.
But enough complaining about Team Green’s marketing spiel, what does this latest driver offer? Well, we’ve got up-to-date performance tweaks and bug fixes for a quintet of games - Battlefield V: Firestorm, Anthem, Shadow of the Tomb Raider, and Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice.
Firestorm really shouldn’t perform all that differently to Battlefield V, unless something has gone drastically wrong, while Anthem is a game in need of any help it can get. Shadow of the Tomb Raider makes an appearance due to the recent integration of DXR-powered real-time ray-traced shadows, while Sekiro is the actual new game which stands to benefit most from any performance boosts.
Aside from those four, it’s just the usual fixes and known issues to run down for GeForce version 419.67. The big issues to look out for are Ghost Recon Wildlands crashing when accessing the inventory menu, Shadow of the Tomb Raider crashing when running Ansel, and The Division 2 becoming unresponsive when HDR options are toggled. All three sound like critical issues, so if you’re playing through any of them right now it may be worth holding fire.
On the flipside, fixes include poor performance in Total War: Warhammer 2 when using antialiasing, which I know Felix has been having troubles with, as well as screen corruption in Apex Legends, and screen flicking and game crashes in Star Citizen on Turing GPUs.
Geforce 419.67 GPU Driver Fixed Issues in this Release
- [DaVinci Resolve]: Performance drop occurs.
- [Ghost Recon: Wildlands][Ansel]: The game experiences low performance and stuttering and then crashes when using Ansel.
- [HDR][Far Cry:New Dawn DirectX 11]: Desktop brightness and color gets overexposed with ALT + TAB when Windows HDR is disabled and in-game HDR is enabled.
- [Total War: Warhammer 2]: Poor performance when using antialiasing.
- [Adobe]: Artifacts may appear in Adobe applications (fixed for single-GPU case).
- [Apex Legends]: Screen gets corrupted when switching from windowed mode to fullscreen mode when Windows HDR is enabled.
- [GeForce Experience]: Parts of the screen are cut off when recording video with Shadowplay.
- [Turing][Star Citizen]: The game flickers and then crashes to the desktop.
- [GeForce GTX 980]: NVAPI calls take a large amount of CPU time.
- [Titan RTX]: Graphics card rises about 20 degrees Celsius when running NVLINK command to enable TCC mode.
- [GeForce RTX 2080][Notebook][Resolume Arena 6]: The game exhibits slow Performance.
- [GeForce RTX 2070]: With two monitors connected and active, the second monitor flickers.
Geforce 419.67 GPU Driver Known Issues in this Release
- [SLI][Adobe]: With SLI enabled, artifacts may appear in Adobe applications.
- [SLI][HDR][Tom Clancy's The Division II]: The game screen becomes unresponsive or
- goes blank when in-game HDR options are toggled.
- [ARK Survival]: Multiple errors and then blue-screen crash may occur when playing the game.
- [Shadow of the Tomb Raider][Ansel]: Invoking Ansel in the game causes the game to slow down or crash.
- [Ghost Recon Wildlands]: The game crashes when accessing the inventory menu.
- Random desktop flicker occurs on some multi-display PCs.
You can grab the driver for yourself now from here or you can just auto-update through your current GeForce Experience installation.